We are Stibbe Life Sciences specialists

In an increasingly complex legal environment, we deliver workable and pragmatic solutions that cater to all our clients’ needs.

Life Sciences

We have one the largest IP and life sciences teams in the Benelux with decades of expertise and experience in related areas of law.

We provide a full range of services to companies active in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical device and food sectors. Our activity encompasses both EU and domestic regulations creating practical solutions that work in the short and long term interests of our clients.

We are active in numerous areas such as intellectual property (patents, trademarks, know-how), pricing/reimbursement, parallel imports, clinical trails, distribution, product registration including biosimilars, licences, R&D agreements and advertising. Furthermore, we have a strong litigation practice.

Our regular contact with public authorities and institutions such as the European Commission, the European Medicines Agency and all Benelux medicines agencies, works to benefit our clients’ position and legal strategy. 

We also regularly team with colleagues who specialise in administrative law and EU/competition law to provide coordinated, integrated solutions for our clients.

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Experience

Market recognition

Its strong international network provides the firm with the perfect positioning for top end cross-border work and complements its lawyers’ deep industry knowledge and quality output.

Who's Who Legal 100 2013

Stibbe’s ‘excellent’ and ‘responsive’ team has detailed knowledge encompassing all aspects of IP law.

Legal 500 2014, Intellectual Property chapter

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